Yeah, I've said it before and I'll say it again but...
Lucas and his cronies have gone completely cooperate sector on us. They've stopped producing good work, and just churn out complete osik to make a few creds. They curn out low quality gunk, slap on a spiffy title, then say "Sorry Travis, Zahn, and the OT, but your non-canon now, so just sit on your shebs and twiddle your thumbs." On the bright side, it did get Travis to write some Halo Short Stories, but that still dosen't justify them saying usen'ye to the mando'ade, and the clones, and turning jetisii from remotely cool 'ade into complete prats.